fri 12th June - FINAL EVER LAWM IN LANCASTER NIGHT - DIANE CLUCK / ALASDAIR ROBERTS / MARY HAMPTON / NEW HAWKS
50TH AND FINAL EVER LAWM NIGHT @ THE YORKSHIRE HOUSE, LANCASTER, 20 TICKETS LEFT AT THE TIME OF WRITING:
Friday 12th June 2009
The Yorkshire House, 2 Parliament Street, Lancaster, LA1 1DB.
Doors 8pm [http://www.lawm.co.uk]
After over 3 years LAWM proudly presents its 50th and final night.
We are over the moon that it is to be headlined by DIANE CLUCK -
one of our favourite musicians and singers of the last 10 years.
Diane Cluck is one of the best artists America has produced in
the last decade. Scan down and you will see that this our final
swansong is a must see gig. If you enjoyed the recent Kristin Hersh
gig in Lancaster you will love this too.
DIANE CLUCK (USA) is a an incomparable songwriter. She is associated
with New York's anti-folk scene, having colloaborated with anti-folk
luminaries such as Jeffrey Lewis and Herman Dune. She has toured the
UK a few times (though never Lancaster) and gave a jaw-dropping stand
out performance at the 2007 Green Man Festival. MOJO magazine were
spot on in 2005 when reviewing her classic 'Oh Vanille Ova Nil' album
as #2 in their "Top Ten Underground Albums Of 2005', stating, "Diane
demonstrates how little she needs to put the world on hold: just a
voice, a guitar and some of the most spellbinding of words you'll hear
anywhere." Truly stunning.
ALASDAIR ROBERTS is arguably Scotland's and Britain's most talented
and interesting solo male UK folk performer. Roberts is noted for
both his own compositions and recitations of traditional songs,
including on his album of traditional death ballads, No Earthly Man.
In 2006 he featured in the BBC documentary Folk Britannia. He is also
a long standing collaborator with American alt.folk icons Will Oldham
and Jason Molina. Signed to prestigious US label Drag City, his last
album 'The Amber Gatherers' was described by The Times as "a musical
highlight of the year". After headlining a sold out LAWM night back in
2007 it is a privilege to have Roberts return, tonight, also playing
songs from his brand new May 09 release 'Spoils'.
MARY HAMPTON is no stranger to LAWM. Currently in the process of
achieving 'national treasure' status, 2008 was a breakthrough year
for Hampton. Her album 'My Mother's Children' was lauded by everyone
from Eliza Carthy, to UNCUT, to being awarded MOJO folk album of the
month back in August. Her shrill voice and stripped back tenor guitar
produce a sound that is both beautiful and sometimes perfectly unsettling.
A major part of her appeal is her ability to sound as if she comes from
a different era, singing with an otherwordly reflective authority.
As UNCUT magazine wrote "coffee-table-shattering purity...these are songs
of unnerving delicacy, elemental and acoustic simplicity...potent and
enchanting". She appears tonight as part of a joint UK tour with
DAN HAYWOOD'S NEW HAWKS have developed over the past three years into
Lancashire's best twisted folk ensemble. Their songs are creative, weird
and surprisingly poignant. Although a brummie by birth Haywood takes
inspiration from his travels around the UK - especially Scotland - into
his songwriting. The New Hawks will provide the perfect kick off to the
http://www.lawm.co.uk (Includes video samples of Cluck, Roberts and Hampton!)
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